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, and before we knew that an ambassador had been killed and that romney was responding to a statement from a u.s. embassy who at the time was trying to quell protesters and it's a statement that the white house later backtracked from, as romney noted there, but clearly he decided politically, and he may have been right, it would have been worse for him to back down from the statement that he did overnight, that he had no choice but to, quote, unquote, double down with his criticism. and it sparks the debate on the management of the arab spring, which is the conversation to have about the relationship between the united states and egypt, and how much of an ally is egypt? he is drawing lines in the sand earlier than you would expect at a time like this when a challenger realizes he can't compete with the rose garden. >> take a look. >> i spoke out when the key fact that i referred to was known, which was that the embassy of the united states issued what appeared to be an apology for american principles. that was a mistake. i believe when a mistake is made of that significance, you speak out. >> ch
and two former navy s.e.a.l.s who died trying to protect the consulate survivors. and here in the u.s., the white house is not backing down from the critique of president obama unlike mitt romney. >> i said that the statement was inappropriate, and that is why they backed away from it. >> and no direct response to when the president says you shoot first and aim litter. >> well, this is politics. >> and as he attacks his own party and some are questioning the wisdomf of the assault and the foreign policy advisers. >> it is amateur, and if e had not embarrassed himself and ernl internally the campaign understands he screwed up. >> whoever is advising mitt romney, and whoever is running this campaign is a disaster. >> all of this as a new nbc news/marist/"wall street journal" poll is showing that things are heating up in the race for the white house. but first, what is taking place in the middle east, and jim maceda is following the events there in cairo. jim, explain what we have seen and if not, are the calling for calm working for what we are witness ing on t witnessing on the ground?
will have to see how they respond to this incident. >> not an ally and not an enemy. two u.s. warships are moving in to coast along the coast of libya as the hunt continues for killers of four americans. president obama vowing justice and continuing search for the murderers and their motive. >> as for the ones we lost last night, i want to assure you we will bring their killers to justice. >> meanwhile mitt romney will hold a campaign event in virginia within the hour still causing a stir after doubling down on his criticism of president obama as an poll guest in chief. politicians here and home and oversay sea oversay sees debating the judgment. >> these are moments that test the characters of the candidates. >> there is a lack of leadership there and that's what i would be hoping about and i hope mitt romney will be looking at the big picture. >> i think it was a big mistake. and it was because we're at the point of the campaign now where these impressions start to harden into concrete. >> you know what else it was, it was desperate. it was a desperate political tactic at a time that
u.s. marines were killed friday at the british airfield in southwestern afghanistan. the insurgents involved in friday's attack wore u.s. army uniforms and suicide vests, indicating an elaborated, coordinated attack. >> reporter: good evening there, craig. it was a very deadly weekend here in afghanistan. both nato service members as well as civilian lives lost today. there was also a nato air strike that killed eight afghan women as they were trying to gather wood for the coming winter. they were mistaken for insurgent fighters. the nato called in an air strike killing them. they've apologized for the incident, but obviously president karzai is upset here. also a deadly weekend when it comes to nato service members. two members were killed on friday during an elaborate attack when the taliban were able to breach the perimeter of the air base. it's stunning that the taliban, 15 fighters, were able to do that, killing two u.s. marines and destroying aircraft on that base. then yesterday, two british soldiers were killed by an afghan police officer who turned their gun on them. today,
. friday's "new york times"s, just as things are blowing up in egypt and libya, his team finally giving details on what he would do differently overseas. why wait until now to do this? >> well, domestic policy has been the cornerstone of his campaign the entire time. job creation has been his number one. and then the real world intervene. and what happens has upended the political campaign here in the united states. and i think it's very likely that soon here you'll see mitt romney come out and layout in his own terms what he would do on a foreign policy front. >> you frng we'll get a major foreign policied a yen today? >> very soon. he he left to his aides in the "new york times" to flush out what he would do, how he would handle syria, how he would draw a red line with iran. what he would do with egypt. but now it will be time for the principal himself to make these comments. >> john mccain is on the stump for romney in ohio come monday. he was pressed on this issue yesterday. take a listen. >> i have recommended to governor romney that he gives a foreign policy speech that talks abou
to seize control of the foreign policy narrative. both the anti-u.s. outrage that's headwindered the u.s. mission in the middle east, as well as increasing pressure on the obama administration from israel to get tougher on iran. for mitt romney, this may be what politico calls the highest-stakes 24 hours since the announcement of paul ryan as vp. >> he's a horrible candidate. he's got perhaps one of the worst-run presidential campaigns in modern american history. but now it's the pollsters' fault -- >> i think it's too early to write off the romney campaign. >> you send signals to elites, andrea mitchell, people like that. that you have an actual foreign policy plan that's different than the incumbent party and you're going to make changes. i don't think governor romney's pulled off either. >> let's get straight to the road and to nbc's kristen welker live in cincinnati where the president will make remarks in the 12:00 hour. trying week for the white house. and today the focus is in ohio. what are you expecting there? what's the president's message going to be? >> reporter: goorngs rich
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that mocked islam targeted u.s. embassies throughout the muslim world. in los angeles, one map believed to be involved in the making of the film was taken in for questioning overnight. authorities said he was not arrested, not detained. two other key members of the team responsible for the film remain in hiding we're told. mike taibbi has been following the story for us. mike, first of all, who are these filmmakers and have any of them said a whole lot about the violence that resulted in part from the film? >> actually, no, craig, they haven't said a whole lot.only person that's spoken is steven klein. let me tell you who they are. the person is a man named nakoula basseley nakoula. he is an egyptian born christian. and he wasn't arrested. he wasn't brought into custody actually, but he voluntarily agreed to answer questions. 2000 get past the media bob that's been outside his house, he disguised him in the way you sa saw. the others involved in the making of this video and the decision to turn what had been a film project into this toxic video include joseph nasoula, he has a charity a
support the president because of the issues that are important to jewish voter s do mess tickically and because of his incredibly strong record in israel. as first jewish woman to represent florida in congress i take my love of israel to work with me every single day and i'm very proud to support this president because of his incredible record on israel and consistently having israel's back and i think my constituents in south florida as well as jus across the country will be there for president obama as well for both of those reasons. >> congresswoman, thanks so much. we always support fellow around here. i tell you happy birthday. we do support libras. >> thank you. >>> we bring in our power panel. political reporter for the "washington post." phil richardson is is the former governor of new mexico and before that the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and republican strategist alice. it's great to have all three of you here. both the candidates busy day in virginia today, this hour president obama is scheduled to speak at a rally of about 20,000 in virginia beach at an amphitheater ther
klein about health care. thanks, guys. >>> today, the u.s. formally handed over control of a prison housing thousands of taliban and terror suspects to the afghan government. this morning, the afghan flag was hoisted at the u.s.-run prison in kabul. its handover part of a deal as u.s. forces are prepared to get out of that region by 2014. this remains a hot dispute on the campaign trail, especially mitt romney, amid criticism from those who say he took no stance on the issue during his speech at the rnc. >> when you go through a speech, you don't go through a laundry list. you talk about the thicks that are important. i find it interesting that people are interested in mentioning words in a speech, not policy. >> you weren't speaking to tens of thousands of people at the l. >> patrick murphy is a democrat, also the first iraq war veteran to serve in congress. patrick, good morning to you. let's note first of all what mitt romney did say at the american legion. this was a speech he gave on august 26th. he said in part "of course, we are still at war in afghanistan. we still have unif
deadly attacks on u.s. troops. what does that mean for the planned 2012 u.s. withdrawal. nbc's atia abawi live from kabul. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sick...and then i got better. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. >>> deve
. >> join meg now is florida congressman debbie wasserman schultz ch ngrewoma igrto s yoismog. the latest polling is show that president obama is ahead, anywhere from five to eight points in virginia. that's where the two candidates will be today. romney is writing off all the battleground polling putting the president in the lead. he did so specifically yesteay on abc. take alisten. >> i'm vyleas wom s. less so with other polls. but frankly at this early stage, polls go up, polls go down. i don't expect to get 100% of the vote. i know i'm not going to bet 100%. i hope to get 50 plus percent and make sure that i bome the nextresident. >> as we look at this ve g daily tracking to, w putting romney within four points of the margin of error. the romney campaign and the republican super pacs have only just begun unleashi its ma massive campaign cash. n romney use the debates, use vehirt going oney inesve to forward? >> well, we don't put much stock in polls, good or bad, at this point, particularly 40 days out. we aoming in to the debater isries in which we know that ic ryrt t f more in a mo
years. >> the job performance out of bain, was that strictly out of cash making or job creation s h stwh. >> you have to make money to hire people. >> or to let them go, could be the counterpoint to that. >> let me take you back a step and look at the notion that everywhere he has gone through his life, he has tackled problems and they have come out better and figured out solutions that make something better. that's the guy we need right now. everyone wants to attack him as opposed to saying, if cory booker and governor o'malley think this country is better off, then a, saying so with the accomplishments, but after four years, they've got got nothing to show for it. >> sean spider in shalt, we'll talk again, thank you, sir. >> thank you. >>> with the economy, number one issue all eyes will be on the new monthly job on friday f economists expect employers added 118,000 jobs in august, compared to 163,000 back in july. that's the nation's unemployment rate, it will hold steady, which brought in from newt gingrich. >> i think the biggest event next week will be the friday morning jobs
to the fact that one in eight jobs are linked to the industry. ppchn. s of jobs u and down t when the pundit said not to. they said let detroit go bankrupt. mitt romney went to detroit. manufacturing is the backbone in commities acro ohio th gavn manufacturing jobs. more than 50,000 manufacturing jobs have been created across ohio during that administration. more than 500,000 across the country. i think that ohio in many ways is a microcosm of the challenges that the nion facrd t str y how we' beguto overcome them. >> meanwhile as you make those strong distinction points, mitt romney is making case elsewhere in ohio that it can't afford four more years of the president. this isn't on the plane. hopefully you'll b abl tr better. >> do we want four more years where every single year the take home pay goes down? >> no! >> do we want four more years of trillion-dollar defici? >> no. >> so, ben,itt romney has ra $il tredent obama's $2.8 million. the super pacs as inow you're aware has fire power to release. when that happens in conjunction with the debates, do u frn ev ter rhere? >> well, mitt ro
we're getting from police is we have no reports of injuries. we do know a s.w.a.t. team has arrived. at least 20 other emergency vehicles are on the scene. again, this is happening on the 16th floor of this high-rise building, the gateway center. there was one weapon shown, the duffel bags, they say he's carrying two. unsure of what could be in those. police are evacuating only part of the building. don't you think that they should most likely be trying to get everybody out of that building right now? is that the protocol? >> well, right now -- yeah, well, right now, thomas, they want to stabilize. i know from local authorities there that the individual they're negotiating with is an african-american male in his early to mid-20s. he has a military background. he has some type of criminal record. there was an allegation that he may have had a handgun. there may have been explosives there. 's in most situations, thomas, when someone says they have an explosive, it turns out not to be true, but from a law enforcement perspective, you take this person at his or her word and you conduct
," world's obama fever cools. the surging good feeling toward the u.s. he ushered in has dimmed in much of the world and evidence is scant his popularity has advanced u.s. interests with america's allies or his adversaries in any tangible way. what's your reaction to that? >> barack obama this is commander in chief of our country. he was very clear with americans and the world he would end the war in iraq and he did that. barack obama has been an ass kicker when it comes to taking out al qaeda wherever they are. when we triple the troops in afghanistan and smoke out bin laden and finally brought him to justice in pakistan and bringing the troops home in iraq and taking out al qaeda number 2 in yemen, we will go to the ends of the world to bring those people responsible for 9/11 to justice. that's why barack obama should remain our commander in chief. >> what do you say to those who blame the president partly for what we're seeing in the middle east right now, his policy or lack thereof for some of the violence we've seen play out over the past two weeks. >> he has a very clear policy. i
or so. thanks, guys. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> what would happen if a u.s. president did this? we're going to talk about israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his wiley b. coyote bomb warning about iran and all that. >>> tragedy at the office. why a gunman opened fire killing four people before turning the gun on himself. >>> also a possible motive for colorado shooting suspect james holmes. there's new information ahead in "the news now." introducing the entirely new lexus es. and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 low-cost investment options-- tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like our exchange traded funds, or etfs tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 which now have the lowest tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 operating expenses tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 in their respective tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lipper categories. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lower than spdr tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and even lower than vanguard. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 that means with schwab, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 y
today, though, he will be speaking to the national u.s. sportsmen alliance annual banquet. one of the challenge that this campaign has is that the message they're selling, at least here in ohio does not seem to be selling as well as the campaign would like. take a look at the latest poll numbers from quinnipiac "new york times." it's almost jaw-dropping. a 10-point lead for the president in the buckeye state. as you mentioned, 38 days to go for mitt romney and paul ryan to try to narrow that gap. ohio is important for both the president and millionth myth. probably more for mitt romney because no republican has ever won the keys to the white house without winning here. so they got their challenges ahead of them. >> hey, ron, we've been spending a lot of time talking about the presidential debate in denver. paul ryan's first debate with vice president joe biden, that's about two weeks away. what are you hearing about his debate preparation? >> the voters we run into, they are looking forward to seeing paul ryan debate vice president biden that is on thursday october 11th in danv
think you'll hear the fact we built the economy from the middle class out in 90s and resulted in a government surplus and 23 million jobs. in the decade that followed, we pursued the policies that governor romney and congressman ryan proposed. stripping back oversight from banks and polluters and assuming the market will take care of the rest. the problem with that, a financial house of cards that collapsed in 2008 leaving our economy careening. why wouldn't we go with the policies we know worked? we've done them before. >> what do you say to those who say they are sharp elbows behind the scenes those working the staffle bill clinton and obama team and may be bad blood between the two. >> president clinton has been a powerful surrogate for this campaign. he's been raising money for the president. he'll hit the stump for the president. we've been working closely with them as they develop this speech. i think this is the sort of palace intrigue you might read around the beltway but we've got a great relationship and speak with him frequently. >> stay dry down there. obama for am
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it was primarily run by officials in arizona. atf and the u.s. deern's office. the report says they were very eager to try to make a big case, to try to score a big hit against mexican drug cartels and try to get to the bottom of how guns were flowing from the u.s., bought by straw purchasers and getting their way into mexico and they aggressively followed it even as it was falling apart. >> nbc news justice correspondent pete williams joining us from d.c., thank you. appreciate it. >>> in our next half hour, actress slash obama co-chair joins me to talk about the battle for the latino vote. romney is out there making his case. are voters going to buy it? bob... oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if you had an affair with taylor" yard sign
to them, undecided voters not hard "d" or hard "r"s. >> is mitt romney's campaign designed for those people? is he running a campaign designed for independent voters? >> he is running a campaign designed for independent voters. he knows he has to win in the swing states and people who haven't yet made up their mind. the point he has to stress to them is i'm the guy that can put our economy back on track. you have a majority of americans who feel we're heading in the wrong direction and he has to show them he can take them in the right direction. >> joe makes a couple good points. one, he has to show persistence and not show he's panicking. number two, to what joe said, he does have an ability to demonstrate he is not only a caring family man but he cares about others. you can see it in his charity. but he hasn't done that. hasn't been captain of the ship, a future president of the united states demonstrated to half of americans he does understand they are personally responsible. i think his failure to do that is most harming. joe is right but he hasn't demonstrated that. >> 45 days o
iranian commander says tehran will target u.s. bases if a war with israel breaks out. the u.s. military has a strong presence around the persian gulf. nine climbers are dead after an avalanche in nepal. at least six others are missing. >>> and the man who jumped into a tiger's den at the bronx zoo is being charged with criminal trespassing. the 25-year-old is still recovering from bites and broken bones. investigators say this does not appear to be a suicide attempt. but rather an obsession with tigers. >>> the clock is ticking in afghanistan where a troop surge has ended but the remaining 68,000 new american men and women on the ground are still counting down until full transfer in 2014. the plan is not without risks, for more we go live now to kabul and nbc's atia bowie. you have spent a great deal of time in the country and a lot of time talking to afghans on the ground there. what are the concerns that they're sharing with you about the looming withdrawal? >> hi, craig, there is is concern among afghans, especially in the big cities, including in the capital, kabul. many afghans who
openly gay u.s. senator. and we'll be speaking in prime time on thursday. she's going to join me next. meanwhile, her which iss with colleague paul ryan defends his convention speech and clarifies his comments about the president. and that gm plant in his own hometown? what did you think about the choice that we have right now? the picks we have for november. tweet me your thoughts. >>> there is not the liberal america and conservative america. this is the united states of america. there is not a black america and a white america. and latino america. an asia american. there is the united states of america. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. >>> democrats will be taking to the stage in charlotte have main objectives that each need to accomplish for their party. according
than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm proud of that. making real things... for real. ...that make a real difference. ♪ nks i hamybdomen.. for real. ...that make a real difference. itwoovn,i nerosy mth..t rlrnof c inoroni hamybdomen.. for real. ...that make a real difference. vloi nerosy mth..t rlrnof c >>> if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> welcome back, everybody. 11 hours and counting before the president takes the stage, campaign officials scrambling to finalize plans of president obama's acceptance speech tonight as tens of thousands of voters lose out on a chance to watch that speech in person. the threat of stormy weather forced organizers to move that speech from the outdoor 74,000 bank of america stadium to the indoor arena. now the campaign says they can only admit 21,000 people into tonight's event instated 64,000 as originally planned. sam st
of the stories making news. anti-u.s. protests have spread to nearly 20 countries across the middle east and beyond. even sydney, australia. the fewer error over anti-islam videos broke out early this week. this morning two nato soldiers were killed. gunman believed to be a member of the afghan police force. so far afghan soldiers and policemen have turned their guns on 47 international service members. back here, teachers in chicago are rallying in support of their week long strike while negotiators are expected to reach an agreement tomorrow. if they're successful, 350,000 students will be back in class monday morning. >>> a new associated press poll finds more than eight in ten americans do not like all the cash corporations, union and other groups are spending to influence campaigns. more than and a half a million dollars that's billion, has been spent so far this year on tv ads alone. and the first man to walk on the moon has been laid to rest at sea. neil armstrong's remains were bearrd in the atlantic ocean friday. he died last month at the age of 82. >>> now to our political war
kinds of slip-up s s the three-debate format can be extremely costly as we have seen in the past. so he can't make anymore $10,000 or million dollar bets because the democrats will use that to tag him as a creature of bain capital and a creature of wealth. >> take a listen to this clip. this is mitt romney debating late ted kennedy in the 1984 senate race. >> mr. romney, it is not a question of showing me your paper, but it is a question of showing all of the people in here that are watching this program the paper. they ought to have an opportunity to know. >> yeah, and i think it is a wonderful idea to take it through piece by piece and -- >> that is what you have to do with the legislation. that is exactly what you have to do with legislation. >> senator kennedy appeared to have governor romney on his heels there. how does mitt romney historically handle pressure on the debate floor? >> well, in 1994, he didn't handle it well. ted kennedy eviscerated him and made the two arguments that continue to resonate today. one, that mitt romney is a product of bain capital and the culture, and
$3 billion to the u.s. economy by the end of this year. iphone buyers flocked to stores over the weekend snapping up over 5 million iphones since those sales began on friday. >>> new england patriots head coach bill belichick might be hearing from the nfl sooner rather than later. did you see this? because at the end of last night's loss to the ravens, an angry belichick ran up to an official and grabbed his arm, clearly violating nfl policy. this as frustration continues to mount over the performance of replacement referees. the players association is now calling on the league to end its lockout of the officials union. >>> the television industry honors its top stars at last night's emmy awards. and showtime's drama "homeland" won big in its em may debut. the thriller unseated "mad men" as the top drama. damian lewis and claire danes both took home awards. abc's "modern family" dominated comedy category winning for best overall comedy series for the third straight year. it was a good night for "game change." the hbo movie won four awards including one for lead actress julian
. we are friends. >> allies? >> translator: the u.s. president said otherwise. >> so jen morsi finishing up his statements concerning whether or not egypt is considered an ally or a foe at this point. egypt has always been an ally of this country, a very important ally of this country. has the president sent mixed signals to our allies? >> no, i absolutely do not think he has. as you know, spoke with president morsi just in the last ten days. he spoke with president netanyahu in the last two week. they had more than an hour long conversation. he has ongoing dialogue with these leaders as do secretary of state hillary clinton as does many people from his foreign policy team. and he's committed to making sure we're doing everything we can to address the issues that are going on in the middle east, making sure we can protect diplomats who are serving overseas. and this is something he wakes up every day and is focused on even long before the crisis happened just a few weeks ago. >> the president's campaign is launching a new offensive on romney over taxes, the 47%. here's what the
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